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The Broken Neck Cook 
Jan. 3, 2013 9:09 am 
Updated: Jan. 5, 2013 4:08 pm

The neck is healing nicely. The doctor says that I am blessed that there was no spinal cord damage, as it was a very bad break.  I had to cut my hair, it wasn't a difficult choice as my hair hurts! Isn't that strange?  I can't color my hair either it's gray with spits and spats of black. I think I might leave it gray, it's so much easier and I think gray hair is starting to become in vogue! How nice for me! 

Today I'm baking Spelt Bread, I'm trying an experiment with flax seeds and lecithin in the bread to see if it might not dry out as quickly as the plain Spelt Bread. The bread takes all day to make as it must rise twice and takes 2 hours to rise each time.   I'm also making Beef Stew in the slow cooker with my sisters mystery herbs! They're a mystery because I'm not quite sure what they are! :-) 

Many blessings to all who have been supportive on my first blog about my neck. I pray the Rosary daily, a path to contemplation of our Lord and His Passion. "The real goal of all prayer is contemplation and the goal of contemplation is to simply be in the presence of Jesus." Msgr. McNamara. I am blessed to be able continue my prayers and devotions.
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Jan. 3, 2013 3:12 pm
I'm so glad to hear that you are healing nicely. Good luck with your bread!
Jan. 3, 2013 6:47 pm
I just went back and read your earlier blogs... What a journey you are on. Nice that you are a faith filled person as I am sure you have many challenges every day. Best wishes on healing fully and have fun experimenting in the kitchen.
Jan. 3, 2013 7:43 pm
Getting good reports is always welcome! ... Have you considered changing your alias from "Chrissythecook" to "The Broken Neck Cook"?
Jan. 4, 2013 5:34 am
It's good to hear that you are healing up! I haven't experimented with Spelt yet, but it is a grain that is talked about a lot at the Nourished Kitchen. I may start doing some things with that soon. I'm intrigued by the "real food" movement.
Jan. 4, 2013 8:38 am
Glad to hear you are on the mend. Have fun in the kitchen. I know you were in a high stress job-teaching. I taught for 37 years and retired recently. Now, I am enjoying spending time in the kitchen. I hope you have many happy days in your kitchen as well.
Jan. 4, 2013 9:50 am
Good idea! The Broken Neck Cook! :-)
Jan. 4, 2013 3:10 pm
We have a lot in common, although not the broken neck. I am Chris, I grew up in Northport and probably know exactly where your accident occurred. I used to ride at Thomas' right there on Round Swamp Rd. About 25 yrs ago, I left teaching with no regrets for the same reasons you are unhappy. I moved to Long Beach and had a front row seat to Sandy's wrath. I choose to think of the blessings that came of it, God surely saw us through. If you'd like to talk, I am
Jan. 5, 2013 4:08 pm
Wow BigshotsMom! Exactly the same! And we both have the same name! That's so funny! Glad to meet you!
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